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Traffic Stop / Drug Law Violations - Friday, July 19, 2019

DATE:             FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2019
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM:            SHERIFF LELAND FALCON        


                        JESUS GALLEGOS



PIERRE PART Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Jesus Gallegos, 26, of 1266 Waters Edge, Texas, on drug and firearms violations following an early morning traffic stop in Pierre Part on Friday.


Narcotics agents on assignment observed a westbound vehicle commit multiple traffic violations and initiated and investigative stop.


The driver appeared to be nervous as he exited the vehicle.  The agents noted an odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle.  The driver, identified as Jesus Gallegos was interviewed by agents and as a result of that process, agents requested consent to search the vehicle which was granted by Gallegos.


During that search, agents seized a quantity of marijuana, Xanax, as well as a handgun.


Based on evidence and all factors considered, Gallegos was arrested and booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on charges of:


            *Driving on Roadway Laned for Traffic

            *Headlamps Required

            *Possession of Marijuana

            *Possession of Xanax (Alprazolam)

            *Illegal Carrying of Weapons in the Presence of Controlled Dangerous Substances


Gallegos was incarcerated pending a bond hearing.




For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Public Information Officer, Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.


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